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Clean Fuels Ohio helped Pike-Delta-York Schools obtain federal funding to buy three propane buses and build a propane fueling station on their property.
Nonprofit helps district add propane buses, save money
November 6, 2014
Clean Fuels Ohio helped Pike-Delta-York Schools obtain funding to buy three propane buses and build a propane fueling station. The district is seeing annual reductions in fuel and operating costs.
Tags: Ohio, propane
Kellie and Bobby Sears, owners of Bobby’s Truck and Bus Repair, recently received an official commendation for their 25 years of service.
Ohio school bus service company earns state commendation
November 5, 2014
After 25 years in business, Bobby’s Truck and Bus Repair is getting some high-profile accolades, including an official commendation from Ohio state Rep. Rex Damschroder.
Automated vehicle technology, such as Google's self-driving car project, will be explored in the discussion. Shown here is one of Google's self-driving car prototypes.
SBF to head up tech talk at NAPT
November 5, 2014
Editors from the magazine will head up a roundtable discussion about automated and connected vehicle technology with industry experts at the NAPT Summit on Saturday.
Tags: NAPT
Mother arrested for yelling profanities at kids' bus driver
November 5, 2014
Tamara Moore allegedly swore at the Clayton County, Georgia-based driver, threatened her and commented on her weight because the driver missed her kids' stop. Police charged Moore with disorderly conduct and disrupting the operation of a public school.
Virginia school bus drivers stage 'sick out'
November 4, 2014
Nearly 40 Portsmouth Public Schools drivers called in sick on Monday morning to protest for higher pay. School officials say they have been meeting with drivers every month and agreed to give them more money for taking on extra routes.
Lower Merion School District in Pennsylvania came in at No. 46 on the Green Fleet Award list. The district runs 61 CNG buses.
2 school districts among winners of Green Fleet Award
November 4, 2014
Houston Independent School District in Texas and Lower Merion School District in Pennsylvania are honored for use of alternative fuels and other green initiatives.
Humble ISD transportation and police department employees participated in a simulated hostage takeover with students on board. 
District partners with police for school bus assault training
November 4, 2014
The Harris County (Texas) Sheriff’s Office performed the training last month using Humble Independent School District buses. District transportation employees and police participated in a simulated hostage takeover with students on board a school bus.
School bus crossing light allowed in 4th state
November 4, 2014
Gardian Angel, which uses a white flood light to illuminate the path for students to cross the street, is allowed for use on school buses in Vermont.
Boy on way to bus stop escapes abduction attempt
November 3, 2014
The 8-year-old tells police that a man got out of his car and pointed a gun at him, while a woman told him to get in the car.
Bend-La Pine Schools has 53 propane buses and two separate propane fueling stations, each with a 2,000-gallon tank.
Oregon fleet sees success with propane in cold weather
November 3, 2014
Bend-La Pine Schools has replaced aging diesel buses with 53 propane Type C school buses, which officials say average 95% reliability.
Student helps save bus driver during emergency
November 3, 2014
Terence Reid Jr., an 8-year-old student in North Carolina, notices the driver isn’t able to move, calls on the radio for help and directs EMTs to their location. He is being recognized with an Outstanding Citizen award.
Batteries stolen from special-needs buses
November 3, 2014
Suspects stole 32 batteries from 16 Victor Elementary School District special-needs buses in Victorville, California. The theft cost the district approximately $3,500 and each battery is valued at about $110.
Updated report on sharing medical info with school transporters
November 3, 2014
Peggy Burns updates her “Sharing Student Health and Medical Information with School Transporters” report for NASDPTS.
District awards Medicaid claiming contract to Accelify
October 31, 2014
The company’s contract with Alexandria (Va.) City Public Schools includes a system that matches transportation services to billable direct health services to produce valid transportation Medicaid claims.
Special-needs student hospitalized after falling from moving bus
October 31, 2014
New York student A.J. Pediford, 12, opened the emergency door on a school bus, then fell or jumped to the ground and suffered a serious head injury.
Maine district replaces 31 diesel buses with propane
October 30, 2014
Sanford School Department switched to Blue Bird Propane Vision buses because of a short return on investment, ease of fueling, low infrastructure cost and reduced emissions compared to diesel fuel, officials say.
In his new role, Dave Anderson is responsible for all sales activities in HSM’s school bus market.
HSM names national market manager for school bus
October 30, 2014
Dave Anderson is responsible for all sales activities in HSM’s school bus market, which includes school bus seats and seat pads.
A media campaign that started in North Carolina is helping to raise awareness of the dangers of stop-arm running. Photo by Lois Cordes
#Brake4Buses safety campaign reaches national audience
October 30, 2014
A media campaign that started in North Carolina is helping to raise awareness of the dangers of stop-arm running.
A national survey found that in the 2013-14 school year, six children were killed by passing vehicles, and four were fatally struck by their own bus. Photo by Barry Johnson
10 killed in school bus danger zone last school year
October 29, 2014
The latest national survey of school bus loading and unloading fatalities finds that in the 2013-14 school year, six children were killed by passing vehicles, and four were fatally struck by their own bus.
For the second year in a row, Espar received the GM Supplier Quality Excellence award, shown here.
Daimler, GM honor Espar for supplier quality
October 29, 2014
Espar Heater Systems receives the Daimler 2013 Masters of Quality award and the GM 2014 Supplier Quality Excellence award in recognition of its quality excellence, on-time delivery, added value and customer service.

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